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"I actually like all the preparation. Going out shopping, seeing the food, feeling it, smelling it, talking to the people who are selling it, is half the fun. People often ask me what I like cooking , and I don't really have an answer. Whatever looks good , and whatever I feel like cooking that day. The best bit is of course seeing peple enjoy my food, but what's also very important to me is seeing everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table."

Now I have two questions about red and blue lines :

1-Can we write red line like these ? Could you do me a favor and tell the difference between them please?

(1) The best bit is of course seeing peple enjoying my food.

(2) The best bit is of course seeing peple to enjoy my food.

(3) The best bit is of cours to see peple enjoy my food.

(4) The best bit is of course to see peple enjoying my food.

(5) The best bit is of course to see peple to enjoy my food.

2-Can we write purple line like these ? Could you do me a favor and tell the difference between them please?

(1)To see everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table.

(2)To seeing everyone happy, and to enjoy being at the table.

Thanks.

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"I actually like all the preparation. Going out shopping, seeing the food, feeling it, smelling it, talking to the people who are selling it, is half the fun. People often ask me what I like cooking , and I don't really have an answer. Whatever looks good , and whatever I feel like cooking that day. The best bit is of course seeing peple enjoy my food, but what's also very important to me is seeing everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table."

Now I have two questions about red and blue lines :

peple is a spelling error. It's people.

1-Can we write red line like these ? Could you do me a favor and tell the difference between them please?

(1) The best bit is of course seeing peple enjoying my food. OK. There's no real difference in this example.

If I see you enjoy something, it sounds like I see you do it from start to finish. If I see you enjoying something, I may not see you start and finish.

(2) The best bit is of course seeing peple to enjoy my food. This is incorrect grammar.

(3) The best bit is of cours to see peple enjoy my food. OK See my comment on #1 above.

(4) The best bit is of course to see peple enjoying my food. OK See my comment on #1 above.

(5) The best bit is of course to see peple to enjoy my food.

2-Can we write purple line like these ? Could you do me a favor and tell the difference between them please?

(1)To see everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table. OK

(2)To seeing everyone happy, and to enjoy being at the table.This is incorrect grammar.


Clive

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Thanks very much for your time. That's really kind of you.

I have two more questions :

1- to see everyone happy, and enjoy being at the table?

2-Can we change "being" into "to be" in this sentence?( is seeing everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table.)


"I am not in a hurry to get rich. I don't want to rush around trying to make money. I am not a machine."

Are these sentences correct?(If correct, why?)

1-I don't want to rush around trying making money.

2-I don't want to rush around to try to make money.

3-I don't want to rush around trying make money.

4-I don't want to rush around try to make money.

5-I don't want to rush around try making money.

I have two more questions :

1- to see everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table?

2-Can we change "being" into "to be" in this sentence? No ( is seeing everyone happy, and enjoying being at the table.)


"I am not in a hurry to get rich. I don't want to rush around trying to make money. I am not a machine."

Are these sentences correct?(If correct, why?)

1-I don't want to rush around trying making money. No

2-I don't want to rush around to try to make money.

3-I don't want to rush around trying make money.

4-I don't want to rush around try to make money. No

5-I don't want to rush around try making money. No